Revelite Art Light is the premium lighting solution for illuminating art and other applications looking for a high-quality wall wash.
Revelite delivers premium illumination to fine art, revealing an artist’s every brushstroke and color nuance. A slim luminaire discreetly and uniformly lights a wall-mounted artwork with a patented combination of LED technology, optical precision, and mechanical design. Revelite is not just a picture light; it’s a fine art light.
The patented Art Light provides uniform light distribution over the entire width and height of an artwork; even illumination, color accuracy, and minimal scale.
The Art Light illuminates artwork in a Dallas restaurant.
The Art Light illuminates the bookshelves in this university library.
Shapes and Finishes
Two housing styles are available: a traditional round profile and a minimalist, low profile. Five finishes now available, an oil rubbed bronze, brushed aluminum, gold, white and black.
Model and Sizes
In order to achieve uniform illumination, each Revelite Art Light is built specifically for the height and width of the art it will illuminate.
Features a single, aimable LED module within the housing designed for artwork of 16” or less in height.
Features dual, independently aimable LED modules within the housing designed for artwork over 16”. The AL2 is optimized for even uniformity up to 36” in height.
Revelite luminaires are available in widths from 7” to 60” (nominal), in predetermined increments. To select the appropriate sized Art Light, measure the width of the art, not including the frame. When matching the art width to the available Revelite width, round down to the next available size. The distribution of light will provide complete coverage of the artwork.
Revelite AL is available in a 3000K Color Correlated Temperature (CCT). This ideal CCT was selected based on testing different LED CCTs with multiple artwork styles and color schemes. Legacy picture lighting, which often uses 2700K or 3000K halogen lamps, casts an amber hue that shifts to orange as it’s dimmed. The Revelite LED source maintains its color tempurature at any light level through the dimming curve.
COLOR RENDERING INDEX (CRI)
Hue, value and intensity are all viewed as the artist intended with a 90+ Coloring Rendering Index (CRI) light source. The Spectral Power Distribution of the Revelite LEDs demonstrates a consistency and full range across the visible spectrum. With an R9 value of 83, reds read strong and vibrant.
The actual delivered lumens will vary based on the final calibration of the Art Light to the artwork.
940 lumens per foot MAX at full brightness
The intensity of light and distribution will also vary based on the adjusted settings of the Art Light to the canvas. The sample photometric distribution shown is based on an AL2 Revelite calibrated for a 24” tall canvas. The candela curve indicates a 20°x 40° beam angle (nominal) with a maximum intensity of 325 candela at 10° vertical.
The Standard Mount includes two slim 90° arms that slide into a mounting bracket. The mounting bracket can be installed either on the back of the frame or directly to the wall behind the art.
Power and Wiring
The plug-in power supply is similar to a power adapter for a laptop. It plugs into an AC wall outlet and provides a total cord length of 9’. Each light also comes with 6′ of white Microwire to extend the distance from the light to the wall outlet. Flat Taperwire which can be spackled and painted to match your wall color is also available as an accessory to create a clean look without hard wiring. Note that a plug-in power supply is only available with Standard Mounting and is included in the price.
Hardwire installations require an electrician, but create clean installations with no visible wires around the artwork. To hardwire a Revelite AL, a power supply is installed inside a junction box recessed into the wall behind the art for Standard Mountor above the art for Back Plate Mount. A single power supply (appropriately sized) may also be located remotely to power multiple Art Lights. Consult with the factory to determine the appropriate power supply to power multiple units. Hardwire power supplies are available at an additional cost.The Art Light is a low voltage (24V) luminaire that requires a low voltage DC power supply, furnished by Revelite.